Other councillors representing this Ward:
First Wednesday of the month at Gateshead Civic Centre, 6-7pm (all except August, December and Bank Holidays)
35 Ellison Villas
Phone: 0191 422 4874
Bus. phone: 0191 433 2074
Bus. email: email@example.com
I was born at home in Edgware Road in the Deckham area of Gateshead, the youngest of 5 children, on the 1st December 1959. I remained living at home until 1983 when I moved to Lobley Hill for 2 years before returning to Mount Pleasant where I still live.
I was first elected to the Council as a member of the now defunct Bede Ward in 1998 and now as a member of the Bridges Ward, which was formed in the boundary changes in 2004.
I work as the Engineering Manager Signalling on the Nexus Metro System where I have worked since 1987 having worked previously for British Rail. I have held several trade union positions including chairing the Joint Negotiating Committee as well as being a Trade Union Learning Rep and also a Health and Safety Rep on behalf of the Rail Maritime and Transport Union (RMT).
One of my roles on the Council is to Chair the Corporate Resources Overview and Scrutiny Committee, which has a responsibility to scrutinise and review a wide-ranging portfolio. I am also the Council’s Procurement Champion and a member of the Thrive Fund Advisory Group and also the Diversity Forum.
I also represent the Council as Member of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee on the North East Combined Authority (NECA) and I am a member of the North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO)
I am also a Governor of the
Bede Community Primary School.